VELVETvirtue is a blog dedicated to the enhancement of beauty. Check regularly for fashion & styling tips, hair & beauty, awesome DIY’s and many ways to introduce a little style into your everyday life. VELVETvirtue is also a journey into trying to live a healthier life & will include workout tips and recipes.


I fell in love with velvet in 1997 when I wore my first forest green velvet  flower girl dress at my Uncle’s wedding. (I also had a matching hat, but that element of the outfit is something I try to forget).

Fast forward to 1998 to my aunt’s wedding and another velvet encounter. My aunt allowed us to choose our own flower girl outfits and I love her for that. This time it was velvet by choice…

I haven’t lost my love for velvet so you can imagine my delight with the recent “velvet revival” in the fashion industry.


It is one of my goals in life to be a ‘good person’, a person with integrity.

“I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor, if you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Simple as that.”- Eminem


I have loved fashion and dressing up since I can remember. One of my fondest memories from childhood was watching my aunt clean and organize her closet on the weekends. Another favourite pastime of mine was (and still is) dressing and styling people in my mind.

I studied BA Fashion Design from 2009 – 2011 and had a mini-career in design and garment construction. However, I soon realized that my dream wasn’t in the construction of clothes. Don’t get me wrong, I love designing but the actual sewing of the garments didn’t interest me at all. My passion lies more in styling and designing. Hence, starting my fashion and lifestyle blog. I don’t pretend to be an expert on all things fashion and style but I just want a platform where I can share my ideas, a kind of “visual diary” of what goes on in my mind.

“When it comes to art, it’s important not to hide the madness.”- Atticus

About Me


Hi there, my name is lucille and this is my blog. VELVETvirtue is a place where I share my life, style choices & travel pics. Come along as we discover new ways to introduce beauty into our everyday existence …